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Operating in North Devon, Active Escape offers a variety of exciting activities. We have the use of some beautiful coastline across various locations and will always take you to the safest and best working spots of the day to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.


Our activities include



Take on natures very own assault course of rocks, caves and sea. This activity is not for the feint hearted as you push yourself out of your comfort zone and into the impact zone.  You'll be guided along a stretch of stunning coastline and as it's far from the madding crowd, it means no queing behind other groups and waiting for jumps.  The route is perfect for starting small and finishing big (for those that want to) with everything in between.  Scramble over rocks and jump into sea filled gullies with the added excitment of caves and occasioanly seeing the local dolphins and seals.  This activity is adrenaline filled fun from start to finish - you wont be able to stop talking about it.



If you've never done this before or are a seasoned pro, our location is perfect for enhancing or showing off your skills.  After some tuition, we'll take you out on the water to show you the local area and give you a few more tips before leaving you to explore the bay and round to some stunning coves and secluded beaches. There are individual boards and double boards available on this taster hire session. It really is the best way to enjoy the coastline and nature you might even find yourself addicted - we have people coming back year after year and multiple times on their holiday.   



If you have a group of friends or family and want a guided adventure that caters for different levels of ability and energy levels, Then the Party SUP is for you.  We have a collection of giant boards that can take 8-10 people on each.  You'll be guided around the bay, into gullies for some rock jumping (or watching the rock jumpers if it's not for you).  Then onto a beach to light a fire from flint and steel to cook marshmallows over.  At different stages your experienced guide will set fun challenges and games for your group to do on and around the boards.  This is a great activity for groups with mixed levels of ability - if someone just wants to chill and doesn't fancy jumping in then they can just wait and watch from the board but if you want more just let your instructor know and they'll find some more jumps or sort more games for you. The versitility of this activity is perfect for you to make the most out of it.




Can't decide between Coasteering and the or the Party SUP? Then this activity is for you! You'll be guided around the coast on our Mega Stand Up Paddleboards to some of the best coasteering jumps in the area. We have a variety of sizes and if any are too big for you then there is always the option to wait on the board. It's perfect for people who have been coasteering before and want the next step or those looking for a proper rugged adventure!


Surf Rafting  Ok this is a bit of a crazy activity and can only operate out on main season due to the beaches being so full in the holidays.  You and the guide will paddle our surf rafts out through the surf and then surf back in. Sound easy! Well its a full on team effort to get out through the swell with waves crashing down on you. Then after a breather you'll catch a wave back it. This is great fun, high adreniline and very physical.


Surfing  Well when in Devon and by the sea it would be rude not to.  Either book in for a lesson or simple hire the kit.  Surfing is a classic 



All activities are based in North Devon, but we use a variety of locations including Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Croyde. Our HQ is based at Hele Bay Cove near Ilfracombe, this is a great central location for the area as Woolacombe bay and Lee bay are within easy reach. North Devon is an idyllic location for these activities, even though we are within easy reach of holiday hot-spots we have sourced some great secluded areas around the coastline!

For a map of the Devon area and to see exactly where HQ is then see our homepage.